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Your Favorite Horse Based on Your Zodiac Sign

BY JESS CLAWSON Sure, there are a lot of factors that influence the kind of horse we end up with, but maybe it’s also written in the stars?

Every Horse Movie Currently Streaming To Get You Through Your Social Distancing

Y'all — times are a little rough right now. We're all stuck at home a lot more than we want to be, and it can be hard to pass the time. It's...

Tire Kicker

The ad said, “Please, no tire kickers,” and I was just old enough to know that I was one. I saw it hanging on the bulletin board at the feed store in...

Horse Games Are Trash and I’m Over It

BY EMILY TAPLEY Let me take 5 minutes out of your day to fill you in on why I'm so annoyed. I started playing games as...

EquiFit Manufactures Face Mask to Help Fight Coronavirus

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Across the globe, people are working together to help one another in times of crisis. That is nothing new in the equestrian community, whether it is...

Why This Straight PonyMomAmmy Cares About LGBTQ Safe Spaces

BY PONYMOMAMMY It is not very often that I feel disappointed in our horse community. Frankly, you are far more likely to find me shouting from the rooftops about...

5 Things to Consider When Designing an Equestrian Building

By Steve Wright Design for equestrian buildings is not like building for chickens, pigs, or other farm animals. Since most equine operations are meant for pleasure riding or show riding, there are significant differences in space...

Fit to Ride: Pilates

By Kim Harries No matter what style of riding you prefer, having a strong core, and balanced muscles will benefit both you and your horse.

Still Life with Wild Horses

By Chad Hanson, PhD The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours when we really live. - Richard Jeffries For years...

The Inspiration You Need for Your Horse’s Next Halloween Costume!

PHOTOS © PAM WHEELER Each fall, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) in Woodbine, MD, hosts a Fall Festival as a way to share the rescue’s mission with the...

The Delinquent Client: A Potential Problem for All Involved in Equine Sport

By Armand Leone & Jessica Choper What’s The Stableman’s Lien? A state law that allows a stable owner to keep possession of a horse...

10 Travel Tips for Equestrians

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM As someone who rarely spends a Friday or Saturday night in their own bed, traveling is a loved activity right up until… well, we all know what that...

Side Saddle is Back!

Read more from TPH's 2017 Young Horse issue by CLICKING HERE! BY PRUE DRAPER OSBORN While side saddle was de rigueur for lady riders until just over a century ago, interest has waxed and waned for...

How Fit is Fit Enough?

By Kim Harries I polled 20 riders of varying ages and ability levels and asked a few questions about riding fitness: Is the average time...

High Heels and Short Ponies: The Life of an Equestrian Pageant Queen

BY SKYELUR FESTA I grew up in a small town in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA and have been obsessed with horses for as long as I can remember. I was always that girl who wanted...

Tally Ho: Horse Show Dad Attends a Fox Hunt

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE Recently, I was at a charity fundraiser with my wife and her horse barn people.  It was a black tie event so I pulled out my...

Pierce the HeArt Lessons Offer Sanctuary in Our Busy Lives

BY JESS CLAWSON Most of us would agree that we’re living in stressful times. Between student loans, national and international political tensions, and what can seem like a never-ending...

A Good Boy

BY CHRISTINE BENSON Lewis is a person—just like you and just like me. Like us, his sameness is completed by those things that make him dazzlingly unique. He is...

Learn the Basics of Polo

When most people watch polo, all they see are people on horses riding up and down a field, chasing after a ball while they try to score goals. Polo is not like “Pretty Woman”...

You Can’t Hide from a Horse – Understanding Equine Assisted Therapy

BY LESLIE MOLINARI Equine Assisted Therapy is an established therapeutic program, but is still new to some people. Recently, I was privileged to witness a session at Blue Bell...

Saving Fred Astaire

BY ANN JAMIESON I wasn’t looking for a horse when Tucker (Fred Astaire) appeared in my life. I still had my first horse, Odie, and my show horse, Nicky....

The Big Field at the End of the World

BY NOA LEIBSON I know I am not the only person in the horse world who has been called a great and terrible fool, prone to great and terribly...